Critics: Zoe Saldana Is Not ‘Dark-Skinned Enough’ To Play Nina Simone

September 24, 2012   // 0 Comments

Ever since it was announced that “Avatar” star Zoe Saldana (pictured right) had been tapped to play jazz/blues/folk singer and activist Nina Simone (pictured), there has been sizable backlash from the Simone family and around the blogosphere, because Saldana is deemed too light for the role, according to the New York Times. Last month, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Dominican-Puerto Rica...

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